Resources

Formative Assessment: Using Plickers in the Classroom

Plickers is a free, powerfully simple tool that allows teachers to collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for students to have...

QR Codes for Teachers

QR codes are a great way to get groups of students to resources quickly and efficiently. This is especially true for elementary kids that struggle...

Emily Bailin: The Power of Digital Storytelling

In this Ted Talk, Emily Bailin shares how powerful digital storytelling can be for students.  She discusses the way pictures, videos, and music...

Understanding Accessibility in Digital Materials

Technology has opened up a world of possibilities for students with special needs. However, just because we make a resource digital doesn't...

Storybird Tutorial

There are many useful applications available for students to use to make their thinking and learning visible.  One very easy-to-use online...

Lesson Example: Minecraft Finding Volume

This video is a great resource to show your students. The Minecraft character walks the students through the basic concepts regarding the measurement...

A Changing History of Assessment

Assessment is changing, or needs to change, alongside our changing students.  Learners today are preparing for a very diverse career path and...

Lesson Example: A Creator's Right

This lesson example from Common Sense Media provides a fun activity for students to produce some original work and have a discussion around...

Piktochart: Add Images and Text

This video will build your skills in Piktochart. Here you will learn how to make your infographics snazzy and sharp by adding images and text. This...

Newsela-A Way to Connect Current Events to Today's Student

With a targeted and bold goal to improve reading comprehension in students grade 2 through grade, 12, Newsela offers an extensive digital library...

Personalization 'Crash Course'

Personalized learning is a term that is widely used and misused in education.  As our culture becomes more and more personalized, education...

Infographics: How to Do Research

Research is a key step in gaining knowledge about any field. In this video, the professional marketing team at Vertical Measures outline some great...

Kaizena for Student Feedback

Kaizena is a Google Docs Add-On that takes comments to a whole new level.  You can add voice comments, links, and assign resources.  In this video,...

How to Reflect on Student Learning for Teachers, Students, and Parents

Tracking student progress throughout a school year can seem overwhelming.  Empowering students to take on this process, even more so.  But...

What is Content Curation?

One of the new words in education is "curation," and we think it is a great one. Content curation is an essential skill for learners in the modern...

Stay Organized with Google Keep

Staying organized is a struggle for most of us.  Keeping track of sticky notes, notepads, and memos can be a challenge and it presents a...

Making Connections to Motivate Student Learning

Discover what motivates a middle school group of students to learn with a peek into a class discussion. Giving students voice and choice in their...

Why Skype in the Classroom?

The idea of using a live broadcasting software like Skype can be very intimidating. However, this is a tool that can help teachers break the chains...

Student Vlogs in the Classroom: Elementary Example

This elementary student connects learning from their reading by recording and sharing a video in a vlog post on YouTube. Innovative students connect...

Computer Science as a Core Subject

Thought leaders in the educational technology space surrounding computer science share their thoughts about the future of math, making a case for...